Reece v. Colvin (6/24/2014)

Click to access USCOURTS-insd-1_13-cv-01063-0.pdf

Sandra Reece was 46 years old on the alleged onset date and has past relevant work as a
molding machine operator, line worker, forklift operator, and meat cutter…

Next, the ALJ found that Reece had the residual functional capacity (“RFC”) to perform sedentary work as defined in 20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1567(a) and 416.967(a) with the following limitations: Reece must have the option to alternate between sitting and standing very hour; she cannot bend forward from the waist; she cannot rotate her head to the right completely; and she cannot climb stairs, ladders, or ropes.

Those are quite a few limitations… What business would want to hire Ms. Reece?  What job doesn’t include bending forward from the waist?

At step four, the ALJ determined that Reece was unable to perform any past relevant work. At step five, the ALJ determined that, considering Reece’s age, education, work experience and RFC, there were jobs that existed in significant numbers in the national economy that Reece could perform. Therefore, the ALJ determined that Reece was not disabled…

For the reasons set forth above, substantial evidence does not support the ALJ’s conclusion that Reece was not disabled. The Magistrate Judge recommends that the Commissioner’s decision be REVERSED AND REMANDED.

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